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Jun 26, 2014 6:27 am

UFC Teams Up With Local Japanese Promotion For Talent Cultivation

The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Japan’s ‘Vale Tudo/Shooto’ promotion have joined forces for the greater good. UFC President Dana White announced, during today’s Tokyo Press Conference, that the two companies have formed a partnership that includes a new TV series. The Television series is set to feature bantamweight and featherweight talent in a tournament style...

Oct 17, 2016 9:03 am

Veteran Featherweight Tatsuya Kawajiri Has Requested a Release from His UFC Contract

Late last month, a disgruntled interim featherweight champion in Jose Aldo requested a release from his UFC contract. Having made no secret of the fact that he feels he’s being treated unfairly, the Brazilian has set his sights on greener pastures – perhaps even in another sport. Not long after Aldo’s surprising request, streaking female...

Sep 9, 2015 4:03 pm

UFC Fight Pass Brings In Live ‘Pancrase’ Events

  UFC’s streaming service, Fight Pass, will now be adding live events from the Japanese promotion, Pancrase. The promotion already added their library of past fights to the service, earlier this year, and now they will began streaming live events. The news was confirmed by MMAJunkie. The streaming service already broadcasts live events from Invicta...

Jan 3, 2014 1:17 pm

Tatsuya Kawajiri Plans to Introduce New Move In His UFC Debut: The ‘Kawa-Chan Hold’

Tatsuya Kawajiri will finally be making his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut this Saturday at ‘UFC Fight Night 34: Singapore’. The Japanese native will be facing fellow octagon newcomer Sean Soriano in a featherweight bout. Kawajiri is looking to make a name for himself in his first fight inside a Zuffa cage, and he intends to...

Feb 11, 2013 10:05 am

UFC Sets Eyes On Possible Strawweight Division | UFC NEWS

It’s happening, the latest planned expansion for the Ulitmate Fighting Championship will be a 115 pound Strawweight division. In an interview with UFC Tonight, UFC president Dana White said “I don’t know how soon it’s going to happen, but yes it will eventually happen.” He explained that: “As the sport continues to grow and we...